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Neapolitan Horse

Country of Origin: Italy

Neapolitan Horse


The Neapolitan horse came from Naples, Italy during the 15th – 18th centuries and is now an extinct breed.


During the 15th century the Naples area became rather famous in the surrounding regions for breeding quality horses. The best animals were bred & kept by nobles and used as transportation or military mounts. Initially the animals were small, coarse and sturdy for carrying armed soldiers, however the introduction of guns incited a need for smaller, quicker animals.

Slowly the animals were made lighter & more refined using horses of desert & Asian descent.


Head was dry with a straight or convex profile
Neck is powerful, crested & high set
Body was deep & brood
Back was short
Hindquarters were round & wide


Riding horse

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Country of Origin: Italy |
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